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Post in 'The Pellet Mill - Pellet and Multifuel Stoves' started by Ejectr, Apr 4, 2013.

  1. Ejectr

    Ejectr Minister of Fire

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  2. Defiant

    Defiant Vermont Castings Geek

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  3. Mr. Spock

    Mr. Spock Minister of Fire

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    Unfortunate.

    It wasn't mentioned in the article if the house had smoke alarms installed. If there was, the ending to the story may have been different.

    Please folks install smoke alarms and test them regularly! Plan and practice your routes out of the house in case of fire!
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  4. stoveguy2esw

    stoveguy2esw Minister of Fire

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    nobody likes hearing about stories such as this. especially as a member of the hearth industry. proper installations , maintenance upkeep and inspections are hugely important! folks who are mechanically inclined enough can perform most of these tasks however folks who aren't as savvy with the mechanics of such maintenance should seek a licensed professional to perform these tasks.

    echoing Mr Spock above , if it makes a fire, and its in the house , its IMPERATIVE to have smoke and CO detection equipment, which also like the heating appliance should be maintained and replaced on a regular basis specified by the manufacturer.

    too many lives are lost and too much property is damaged by issues such as these, its saddening.
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  5. DexterDay

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    :(

    Not good..... Smoke alarms. CO detectors. Fire extinguishers. All a must. I have at least 3 of each.
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